I am a senior in the computer science major here at WSU and I am very excited to be taking CS 401. I know that professional software development requires collaborating as a team, so I am glad to be taking a class that will expose me to that environment. In addition to becoming familiar with a team environment, I hope to accomplish the following in this course:
- Put my skills to the test: I feel that I have a lot of programming knowledge at this point but I have never worked on anything but “toy” programs. To actually be able to contribute to a real project would be very rewarding to me.
- Expand my resume: I sincerely hope we are able to make a meaningful contribution to some open-source project. Being able to claim that on a resume couldn’t hurt when looking I’m looking for my first programming job.
- Learn more about open source: As a CS major, I embarrassingly know very little about the open-source community. I hope that this class will open my eyes a bit to the open source world and possibly get me active in the community.
- Blogging: I rarely look at blogs. I know very little about them, but I’m trying to change that. Setting up this blog and learning about tags and feeds was an adventure for me. I hope that as I blog for this class I will become more interesting in blogging in general. I know that blogs can be a huge source of news and information now, especially in the tech industry.
I am in group 3 and do not know my teammates very well yet. I know that will change soon. I hope we all have a great semester!